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10 THE OMAITA DAILY HER SUNDAY , JULY 22 , Ml
RESUME OF LOURDE3.
Hrlcf Hjnopmnof the rortlou ofnlo'n Orcat
HtnryVlilch Him llri'ii 1'iililNlicd ,
CIIAITKIt I. The npcnlmt scene of "Gourdes , "
ivhlcli wn commcMiccd In ecrlnl form In Sun-
Bay' * Uce of April IB , It In n car of the "whlto
frnln , " which cnrrli-s tin * very nick nllsrlms
rom ParlH to U > unli ; . Ainoni ? thu pIlKflma 13
ltarl ilo Oiiermlnt. n younB wom.in , who , for
ronrn , has licon licdrlddc-ii. Hho li accompanied
by her father nnd the Alilie I'lerie 1'ruinent.
ClIAlTnil II.-'I'he AhLp 1'lcrre was the son
sf a chcrnlHt who llvoil nt f ( ullly. Living ii'xt
hem wcro M. ile Oiiers.ilnt nnu hli fnnilly. I.lttle
llarlo de Oiiorwilnl nnd I'lorre nlnycd touether ,
ind Ilnnlly fell In love with each othr > r un they
trcw up. Jtarle received nn Injury which rc-
inlted In neatly total | > .irnly l . Aa she could
never be his wife , I'lerro liec.iina n tirlest.
C1IA1THH III. The suffcrlni ; In the trnln la In-
tt-nao when It stops nt J'oHlcia Iniir un hour
[ or lunch.
CIIAITKH IV. Sophie Couteau tnlls the story
f the cure nctorded to her ilHenoed foot uy
llmnly dlppliiK It In the vnt r of loiirdei.
CHA1T10K \ ' . The At > be lends tlie history of
nenmdatto. nnd describes the visions In the
p-otto. As th train rolls into the station at
Lourdes an unknown mnn dies.
CIIAI'TKIl I. Alvlcl picture Is Riven of the
ronfiulon when the InMiIlds uru l.uuleil and con-
re ) etl to the hospltMl.
CHAl'TKIl II. The hospital Is Breatly ovor-
irowded. At S n. m. the luoceaslon to the grotto
itnrtn. Fnther Mns ° als asks thunsl congrega
tion to pray for u xreat miracle , us the body of
Iho mnn who died In the trnln Is to be Im
mersed In the pool In hopes that life will be
"ciIAPTKK III. The Abbe meets his old friend ,
Or. Chassnlnne. The crowd forces the Abbe to
lh pool. The dead man Is bruiight In und Im
mersed. No mlmcte occurs. On going out the
Mibe" finds thut Marie has been bathed without
OlIAI'TEll IV. Dr. ClmswlKne nccompanles
the Abbe to the Bureau of CeitlDcutlons. Ln.
[ litvolte , who had been In thu last stnKcs o (
consumption , comes rushing In , shouting , "I
im cured ! "
CIIAl'TUR V. The Abbo visits Marie , who Is
losing her faith , lie rends ti > the Invalids , con
tinuing the story of Hurnadutte.
CIIAI'TUIt I.-riciru discovers that Mme. Vol-
mnr , a devout | > Hnilm , has comu to Louides to
meet her lover.
CMAI'TKH II. 1'lcrrc and M. de Guersalnt
meet Mmo. DcsnKncnux , Mile , naymondc nnd
M. da I'uyicloneue , to whom Itnymonde Is cn-
Bnged. They visit places of Interest.
CIIAl'Tnit III. Mai le , accompanied by her
father nnd I'lcne , watches the inagnlllcent
torchlight piod-sslon ,
CMIAfTIIK IV. Pierre takes Mnrlc to the
Krntto to renmln throughout the night , liaron
Hulro showi I'lerre the miraculous spring ,
CIIAl'TUU V. Dr. Clinssaignc tells ubout his
Interview with Iternndette. nnd describes the
efforts of the Abbe I'cyramalo to build a church
CIIAITEIl I. The death of Mme. Vetu Is
vividly imitiuypil ,
CIIAPT13U II. There Is great religious fervor
shown durlns the services. In the midst of It
Uruther Isldoia dies.
CHAI'Tnu III. As Pierre stnnds beside
Mnrlft's cnrt he remembers that one of the
physicians called In consultation said she could
be cured In a perfectly natural way. Suddenly
Marie stands up In her c.ut. She walks to the
lluieavi. and her cure Is put on record.
CHAITEH IV. Marie drags her cart In the
procession. Pierre has lost his fnlth , nnd by his
.vows has lost the light to love Maile now that
she can be n wife.
CIIAPTHIl V. Dr. Clmssalgno takes the Abbe
to Ilcrnnilcttc's room. lie also takes him to the
church that , the Abbe I'oyrnnlale stnrled to
hulld. The ambitions and diealns ot the Abbe
I'cyramnle are itraphlcnlly described.
CHAPTI2U I. The abbe It too ngltnted to
Bleep during the last night of the pilgrimage.
Ho nervously awaits the return of M. de Guer
salnt from n pleasure trip. Uarly In the mom-
Ing ho Is summoned to the next room , to find
already dead an old lady whoso foitune goes tea
a crippled boy , who Ims been bi ought to Ixmrdes
to bo cured. The father regards the old lady's
death as a divine recompense for the lack of a
miracle In hcallnic the boy. I'lerre meets Mme.
Valmar In the hall leaving her lover's room.
She confesses nil to him. She has no sooner
loft than Mnrlo appeals , full of lira nnd henllh.
"Lourdes"lll bo continued In next Sunday's
It was 8 o'clock and Marie
could no longer contain her Impatience , but
roamed about the room , going constantly to
the window , as though she would draw , in a
single 'breath , all the wide , open space , the
whole of the vast atmosphere of heaven ,
Ah , to go about In the streets , In the
squares , everywhere , and still further , wher
ever her wishes Inclined her to go ! to show
thus how strong she really was ; longing
with a certain vanity to demonstrate before
the world how many miles she could walk ,
now that the Holy Virgin had cured her !
It was an Impulse , on Irresistible restless
ness of her entire nature , her heart nnd
Dut when ready to start she decided that
her first visit must bo to the grotto , where ,
with her father , they might both thank
Our Lady of Lourdes. After that they
would bo frco , with two whole hours before
them , to ramble where they wanted , before
going back to breakfast , and tie up her llt-
tlo buiullo at the hospital.
"Coino , come , are wo read/ ? " repeated
M. do GneYsalnt. "Lot us start. "
Plorro took his hat and nil three wont
down , talking very loud and laughing on the
stairs like schoolboys out on n holiday. As
they reached the street Mme. Majesto rushed
out from the porch. She had waited for
them to go out.
"Ah , ' my dear gentleman and young lady ,
allow , 'mo to congratulate yonVo have
hoard of the extraordinary blessing con
ferred on you , and wo are so happy , so flat
tered , that the Holy Virgin should so dis
tinguish by her favor ono of our customers. "
Her hard , dry face melted with good na
ture , and she gazed nt tliu miraculously
cured nlrl with tender eyes. Then she
called ( illicitly to her husband , who was pass
ing : "Look hero , my dear. It Is the
young lady. Tills Is the young lady. "
Majeste's smooth , greasy , yellow , fat face
took on an expreuslon of Joy and gratitude.
"Indeed , miss , I cannot express how hon
ored we feel.Vo shall never forget that
your father stopped here. It has already
made many feel envious. "
All this time Mine. Majesto had been
stopping the other travelers who were going
out , and had beckoned to several families
already Installed In the dining roam , and
would gladly have asliod In the whole street
full If she might have received their praise
for showing that there In her own house
was the person upon whom the miracle had
boon performed the day before , about which
the entire town was wondering. Quite a
crowd gathered , little by little , while she
whispered In. each one's car *
"Look at her ; It Is she the young person.
You know , the person "
Suddenly she cried ; "I must fetch Ap-
pollno from the shop. Appollno must see
the young lady , "
But Majesto kept her back , with a digni
"No. Leave Appollne alone. She has
three ladles to wait on now , and surely these
gentlemen and the young lady wlli not go
away from Lourdcs without making some
purchases. The tmall souvenirs that one
carries off are so delightful to look at later.
And our customers never buy anything out
side ot our shop , that adjoins thu hotel. "
"I have already inado all offers to help
them , " Insisted Mmo. Majesto , "and I re
new them now. Appollno will be so happy
to show the young lady our prettiest things
and at such cheap price ) that It Is almost
Incredible. Oh , such lovely things , beauti
ful things ! "
Marie became very Impatient at being
thu * detained , and I'lerro was annoyed by
the awakened curiosity that wa Increasing
Ell about them. As for M , de Quersalnt ,
no enjoyed the popularity Immensely ,
through the triumph of his daughter. He
promised to return. "Of course we will
buy some little trifles , lomo souvenirs for
ourselves , und several presents. Dut later ,
when no come back , "
They finally escaped and vmit down the
iyonuo de U Grotto , Again the weather
was siipcrl ) , after the stormi of the two
preceding nlRhts. The refreshing morning
air studied so In the w despread brilliancy
of the clear iunshlne. The sidewalks were
already crowded with busy people , happy
In the fact of being nllvc. And what an
enchantment for Marie , to whom It was
all new , charming , ( inappreciable ! She had
that morning borrowed a pair of boots from
Hnymonde , for she would not put a pair
In her own valise on account of the super
stition that It would bring her bad luck.
The boots fitted admirably , and she lis
tened lllio a little child to the dainty tap
ping of the small heels on the paving
stones. She never remembered having
seen the houses look ro white , or the trees
so greetii or the passersby so happy. With
her each sense was In a state of Joy , with
a marvelous degree of delicacy. She heard
distant music , ztnclled far away perfumes
and tasted the air with greediness like Home
luscious fruit. Hut what pleased her above
all was to hang on her father's arm that
Was delicious ! She had never done It be
fore , and for years It had been one ot those
happy dreams that appear quite Impossible
when occupied with nothing but suffering.
Tha dream wa3 realized , and her heart beat
with Joy. She leaned closer against her
father , and forced herself to walk very
straight , very well , to do him honor. And
how proud ho was , happy as she , showing
her off , overflowing with the Joy of feeling
her near him. his own flesh and blood , his
daughter , radiant from henceforth with
youth and health.
As all threa were crossing the plain of
La Merlnsse , already filled with the band
of candle and bouquet venders that rushed
In pursuit of the pilgrims , M. do Guersalnt
"We surely must not go empty-handed to
the grotto. "
I'lerre , who was walking on the other side
of Marie , completely won by her laughing
gaycty , stopped. They were at once sur
rounded by a horde of sellers , whose rapacious
hands shoved their wares Into their faces.
"Heautlful young lady , kind gentleman , buy
of me , of me , of mo ! " It ended hy M. de Guor-
snlnt buying the biggest bouquet a bouquet
ot white daisies , tied together as round and
hard as a cabbage from a very pretty , fat
blonde girl , about 20 years old , whose
rounded bust was plainly visible through her
half open bodice , left thus uncovered In her
bold neglect of decency. The bouquet cost
only twenty sous , but he begrudged to take
that sum from his slender purse , being
rather upset by the girl's manners , and
thinking to himself that she surely profited
by another kind of commerce when the Holy
Virgin no longer occupied her time. Mean
while Pierre was paying for the three
candles that Marie bought from an old
woman candles costing only two francs ,
and , as she said , very cheap nnd reasonable
In price. The old dame , an' angular figure ,
with hooked nose and dull eyes , showered
down words of honeyed gratitude upon
them. "May Our Lady of Lourdes bless
you , beautiful lady ; may she cure all your
diseases of you and yours. " That caused
them fresh amusement , and they all three
began to laugh , amused like so many chil
dren at the Idea that the old woman's wish
had already been fulfilled.
At the grotto Marie wished to stand at
once in the line , to present herself the
bouquet and the candle before she knelt to
pray. There were not many people there
yet , so they stood In file and passed by In
about three or four minutes. With what
an ecstatic gaze she examined It all , the
organ-harmonium , the exvotos , the engraved
silver altar , the candlesticks , streaming
with wax , shining brightly even In the glare
of daylight ! This was the grotto that she
had only seen from a distance , from her cart
of misery , and she entered and drew in a
breath , as If It were paradl&o Itself , bathed
divinely with Its warm and sweet odor ,
that almost seemed to choke her. When she
had placed the candles In the basket and
had reached up to hang the bouquet on ono
ot the points of the grating , she kissed the
rock for a long time , just underneath the
statute ot the Holy Virgin , that so many
million lips have already polished. And Into
that kiss , given to the stone , she put all the
love and gratitude that affection promoted ,
a kiss In which her very soul melted away.
Then outside Marie knelt down , and lost
herself In an endless prayer of thanksgiving.
Her father had also knelt near her , mingling
his fervent gratitude with that of his daugh
ter. Uut ho could not remain long at any
one thing , and llttlo by llttlo ho became
uneasy , and , finally leaned over and whis
pered In her car that he had an errand to do
that he had only just remembered. It would
certainly be best for her to remain there In
prayer until he returned. While she finished
her devotions he would do what he wished ,
and afterward they could walk about at
eaSe , wherever they wanted to go. She did
not understand , did not even hear him , but
simply bowed her head , promising not to
move , once more , so overcome by faint that
her eyes were wet with tears , Hxed on the
whlto statute of the Virgin.
When M. de Guersalnt rejoined Pierre ,
who had remained somewhat apart , he ex
plained himself :
"My dear , It is a case of conscience , I
maao a solemn promise to our coachman at
Gavarlno to see his master , to tell the real
causes for our delay. You know the barber
In the Place du Marcadal and then I mils'
get shaved. "
Pierre yielded unwillingly , and m ly when
a promise was made to come back In a quar
ter of an hour. Hut as he thought the way
rather long , he insisted upon taking a uir-
rlage that stood at the end ot the piiln ot
La Nurlusse. It was a sort of green cabrio
let , and the driver , u large man about 30 ,
wearing on his head a beret , was a.-noking
a cigarette. Sitting sideways on the bov ,
with knees spread apart , he drove with the
quiet carelessness of a well cared for man ,
thorough master of the road.
"Wo will keep you , " said Pierre , as they
got out when they had reached the Place du
"All right , abbe , I will wait for you. "
And leaving his thin horse to stand In thu
hot sun , ho went to chat with a portly maid
servant , who , disheveled and broad-chested ,
was washing a dog In the basin oC thu foun
tain near by.
Cazauban was Just standing on the sill of
his shop door , whoso high mirrors and light
green color brightened the doleful looking
square , emply on a week day. When ho was
not iji'ty ho enjoyed standing thus , triumph
ant between the shop windows , that weru
decorated by pomatum pots , and highly
colored bottles of perfumery. Ho Instantly
recognized the gentlemen ,
"I feel most Mattered , most honored , Will
you please walk In , I pray you ? "
From the. very llrst words that M. do
Guersalnt spoke In excuse for the man who
had driven them back to Goravlno , he ap
peared good-natured. Of course , It could not
have been Ine man's fault , he had no power
to prevent wheels from breaking , or storms
from bursting ! So long a the travelers did
not complain all was for the best.
"Oh ! " cried M. do Guersalnt , "It Is a
wonderful , novcr-to-be-forgotten country. "
"Well , then , sir , since our country pleases
you , yuu will come back again to see us ,
iad wo ask for nothing better , "
When the arr-hlteot sat down In one of the
cUalrs to be slaved he hurried about , lilt
loy was still abienl , running errands for
sanio pilgrims who were stopping there > .n
ontiic family , who were carrying off a trunk
full of rosaries , Holy Vlglns In plaster and
engravings In frames. From the first floor
came mulllcd footsteps and loud voices from n
crowd of persons who were scurrying at the
Idea of tholr uproaclilng departure In ordfl.-
to get together a mass ot purchases that
had to be packed. Through the opening door
of the neighboring dining room might bo seen
two children gobbling cups ot chocolate and
spilling It all over the dirty tablecloth. The
entlro house was let , glvon over , and thece
last hours ot the Invasion obliged the barber
and his wifeto take refuse In the basement ,
a narrow cellar , where they slept on a truckle
bed.While Cazauban was lathering his checks
with barber's soap , M. do Gueraalnt ques
tioned him ;
"Well , are you satisfied with the season ? "
"Certainly , air. I cannot complain. You
can hear my travelers are leaving today ,
but I expect others tomorrow b tor" we "hnv
tlmo to inoro tlmn glvo the rooms n nwttii
Ing , and It will go on until October. "
Then , as ho notice , ! that Plorr ? was stind-
IIIR or walking up nnd down the uliop , look
ing Impatiently nt the walls , ho turned ftiid
mild politely :
"Sit down , abbe. Won't you have a
newspaper ? We shall not bo long. "
As the priest refused , by n gesture , to kit
down , the barber continued , In his Insatia
ble need for conversation :
"Oh , as for me. things g on. My house
IH well known for Its clean beds nnd good
cooking. Dut the people In the town nra
not satisfied. Oh , no ! I may even say
that I never saw so much dissatisfaction. "
Ho was silent for n moment , shaved the
left cheopk , and then stopped again , declar
ing suddenly , with an exclamation , drawn
forth by a Reuse ot truth :
"Sir ! The fathers of the grotto are play
ing with fire. That Is all I have to nay. "
After thin the bond wn loosened and he
talked and talked nnd talked. Ills bli ; eyes
rolled round In his long face , with Its shinIng -
Ing chock bones nnd freshly tinted skin ,
mottled over with red , whllo his nervous
llttlo bo'ly twisted , fairly shaken by the
exuberance of words and gestures. He re
turned to his old accusations , and told of the
endless grievances ot the old town against
the fathers. Hotel keepers complained ;
merchants Of religious articles could not
take In half the receipts that they should
realize ; In fact , the now town took In both
pilgrims nnd money , nnd there was no longer
any profit In furnished rooms , hotels or
shops unless they were In the Immcdlito
vicinity of the grotto. It was n merciless
battle , n murderous hostility , that Increased
every day ; the old town losing some of Its
llfo every season , surely destined to disap
pear , to be choked , assassinated by the
young , now town ! Ah ! their dirty grotto ;
he would rather cut his feet off than put
them Inside It ! Was It not disgusting ,
that shop for the ale of mementos , that
they had stuck right alongside ? A real
shame , over which a bishop had shown such
Indignation that , It was said , he wrote about
It to the pope ! He , who flattered himself
that he was a liberal and a republican of ad
vanced Ideas , who oven under the empire
had voted for the opposition candidates ,
ho surely had the right to declare that he
did not believe In It , their dirty old grotto ,
and he- would have nothing to do with It. "
"Look here , sir , I will tell you a fact.
My brother Is In the municipal council , nnd
ho told mo this thing. I must llrst explain
that our present republican municipal coun
cil Is very greatly exercised over the de
moralized state of the town. Ono can no
longer go out In the evening without meetIng -
Ing those girls In the streets you know ,
those candle venders. They como hero with
the drivers that are attracted each season a
loose , floating population from no ono knows
where. And I must also explain the situa
tion of the fathers In regard to the town.
When they bought the grotto they signed an
act by which all commerce was formally
forbidden to them. Now they have opened
a shop , In spite of their signing this paper.
Is that not n disloyal rivalry , unworthy of
honet people ? So the new council decided
to send them a delegation to exact the letter
of the treaty and enjoined them to close
their shop Immediately. Da you know , sir ,
what they answered ? Ah , what they have
answered twenty times , what they always
answer when reminded of their engage
ments ! 'That Is all right , wo will keep
our promises , but we are masters here , and
wo will Close the grotto. ' "
IIo had raised himself , his razor high In
the air , and he repeated , punctuating the
words , his eyes rounded by this enormity :
"Wo will close the grotto. "
Pierre , who had continued his slow walk ,
stopped suddenly and said In his face'l
"Well , It only remained for the municipal
council to answer , 'Close It. ' "
The shock nearly suffocated Cazauban.
The blood rushed to his face and he was
beside himself. He stammered :
"Close the grotto ? Close the grotto ? "
"Most certainly , If It Irritates and dis
gust ; you , this grotto ! If It is a continual
cause for war. for Injustice and for cor
ruption. It would all be ended and nothing
more heard of It. Heally , It would bo an
excellent solution , and It there was any au
thority to do it , It would bo a real kind
ness to force the fathers to carry out their
While Plerro was speaking Cazauban felt
less and less angry. He became very
calm and rather pale. But the priest could
see a growing uneasiness In the corners of
his oyes. Perhaps ho had gone too far In
his rage against the fathers. Many ec
clesiastics did not like them , and perhaps
this young priest had come to Lourdes to
begin a campaign against them. So , who
could tell ? Perhaps It might mean the
closing of the grotto later. They lived off
it. If the old town did murmur , through
rage at only picking up the crumbs. It was
happy to have that pittance , and even the
free thinkers , who coined money out of the
pilgrims like the rest of the world , hold
their tongues , uneasy , fearful , as soon as
there were too many of their opinion against
the evil ways of New Lourdes. One must
Cazauban came back to M. do Guersalnt.
He commenced to shave the other cheek ,
murmuring In an absent way :
"Oh , as for me what I might say ab9ut
their grotto , It really does not displease me ,
In the end. And then every ono must live ! "
The children In the dining room had Just
succeeded In breaking one of the bowls ,
amid deafening screams. Plerro again n6-
tlced the holy pictures , the plaster Virgin ,
with which the barber had decorated the
room , to bo pleasant looking for his lodgers.
A voice cried from the first story that the
trunk was locked and that when the ter-
vant came In ho would please put the rope
on. tint Cazauban remained defiant , uh-
easy , his brain filled with disquieting hypo
theses. In the society ot those two gentlemen ,
whom he did not know very well. Ilo was
In despair to have them go away without
finding out anything about them , after hiv
ing compromised himself. If he might only
recall those quick words against the fathers !
So , when M. do Guerjalnt got up to Wash
off his chin he yielded to the desire of open
ing up the subject once moro :
"Have you heard about the mlraclo that
took place yesterday ? The town Is fljled
with it , and twenty people , at Jeast , Ijrtvo
told mo all about It. Yet , It seems that
they got an extraordinary miracle performed.
A young-paralyzed lady got up and dragged
her cart as far as the Interior of the basil
M , do Guersalnt , who was about to sit
down again after "drying" his face , said ,
with a complacent smile :
"That young lady was my daughter. "
Then Cazauban beamed beneath this sud
den burst of fortunate light. Feeling reas
sured , he gave a magisterial twist with his
comb , In the midst of the exuberance of
gestilres and words that returned to Ijlm :
"Oh ! sir , I congratulate- you ! I am flat
tered to have had the care of you. From the
moment that the young lady was cured your
father's heart was satisfied. Eli ? "
And ho even spoke a good-natured word
with Pierre ; then , when he allowed then ) to
go , ho gazed nt the prlost with a quizzical
air , and said , like a sensible man , Who
wished to speak hla mind about miracles :
"Thero Is happiness for everybody , ubbo ,
In this world. From tlmo to time wo have
to find this kind of satisfaction. "
M. do Guersalnt had eono outside to find
the coachman , who was sUJl ohMtlng with
the servant , whose dog- , soaking wet , was
shaking himself In the sun. In about five
minutes the cab took them back to the foot
ot the Place de la Merla4so. The errand had
taken them a good half-hour , so Pierre
wished to keep the carriage , with the Idea
of showing Marie the town without too much
fatigue. Whllo the father wont to the grotto
to fetch his daughter he waited there under
the trees. The coachman at once entered
Into conversation with the priest. Ha had
lighted another cigarette , and became very
familiar. IIo came from the environs of
Toulouse , and did not complain he earned
fat gains at Lourdes. One ate well there
and amused one's self In fact , It might be
called a good sort of place. Ho told all these
things with the abandon of a man unhin
dered by any religious scruples , yet npt un
mindful of the respect he owed an ecclesias
tic. Finally , from his box , half lying down ,
ono of his legs hanging over , he let these
words fall slowly ; "Oh , yes , abbe ; Lourdes
has taken very , very well , but the thing
is to know It It will last long ! "
Plcrro was greatly utruck by the saying ,
that sounded so Involuntarily deep , when M.
do Guersalnt reappeared , bringing Mario.
He had found her kneeling In tlio name spot.
In the same state of faith and thankfulness ,
at the feet of the Holy Virgin ; and she
seemed to have brought away In her eyes
the brilliancy ot the flaming grotto , they
were shining with such divine joy at her
own euro. She did not wlah to keep the
carriage , Not Not She preferred to walk ;
It llttU mattered whether she saw the town ,
It she might have her father's arm for an
other hcnrwhip : wilklnR through the gar
dens , streetsrjpuireswherever she wanted !
So when I'lHM had pild the driver she
wanted to Kh'rtlMn the path of the Garden
of the ICsplanade. enchanted to walk slowly
nlotif , ' , looking at the lawns covered with
flower beds iiiicltnionlli Iho rcreat trees. I
wai so lovciy. Mlj fresh , nil the grasses an >
leaves , thoa gHlMdy paths , solitary , where
one csuld hear "the eternal rippling of the
Wave. Then nhe wished to return by way o
the strcela , nuwng the crowds , to see agali
the cxcltemi'nt.i'tlic noise of life , the nect
of which was ( lllliiK her whole being.
In the Kile SI. Joseph , where they naw the
panorama liutuhlah might bo seen the nn
dent grotto , , , wjth Dernadetto kneeling , ot
the day of the miracle of the taper , Plarro
wished to gd"ln"and sco It. Marie was as
pleased as < u dilld , and M. do Giiorsaln
himself showed a most Innocent Joy , above
nil , when ho remarked that among the
crowds ot pilgrims that wcro pushed will
them Into the dark hallway several Imi
recognized his daughter us the young womat
so miraculously cured the day before , whose
imino wao patting from mouth to mouth. U |
on the ground platform , when they emergei
Into thu diffused light that descended fron
the reflectors , Marie had n sort of ovation
and tender whispers , loving looks , nn cc
static delight at ceclng her , to follow her
to touch her. Now came the period o
glory. She would bo loved thus wherever
she went. U was necessary , In order to
forget about her for awhile , for the mat
who explained the panorama to go ahead o
the little flock of visitors and make tin
rounds , telling of the episode that was repre
sented on the Immense circular Canvas
ono hundred nnd twenty-six yards long. I
represented the ( .oventcenth apparition o
the Holy Virgin to Ilernadotto. That morn
Ing , when kneeling before the grotto , she
had carelessly allowed her hand during ths
vision to tall Into the flame of the candle
and it wna not burned. All the former
scenery of the primitive grotto was deline
ated there ; the whole scene reconstructed
with the historical personages , the doctor
about to certify to the miracle , with his
watch In his hand ; the mayor , the commis
sioners of police , the Imperial lawyer , whose
names were nil told by the men In charge
to the admiring public that followed him
Then , by some Inconclcnt train of thought
Plorro recalled the words that the coachman
had just said , "Lourdcs 1ms taken well , bill
the thing Is to ECO how long It will last. '
That waa , In fact , the question. How mans
venerated sanctuaries had already been built
llko this one , raised by the Innocent voice
of a child , all of thp elect to whom the Holj
Virgin had reveiffbd herself ! The same
story Invariably commenced an apparition
a persecuted shepherdess , who was treatec' '
as a liar ; then the sullen breath of human
misery , famishing for some Illusion ; then
the propaganda , the triumph of the sanctu
ary , shining forth as a beacon , to bo followed
by the decline and oblivion when anothci
sanctuary was created elsewhere by tin
ecstatic dream of another seer. It wotik
seem as though the power of the Illusion
was exhausted , as though It was necessarj
throughout all ages to displace It , to put up
fresh decorations , with some now adventure
In order to restore the might and power.
La , Saletto had overthrown those ancient
virgins of wood and stone who formerlj
healed. Lourdcs had como and dethroned
La Snlettc , and Was waiting to bo dethroned
herself by Our Lady of Tomorrow , whose
self-consolatory face was to bo shown to
some child as yet unborn.
Lourdes had succeeded " so rapidly , so prodi
giously , that'll"certainly ' owed it to the sin
cere llttlo sdul'to the delicious charm of
Bernadetto. There'was no superstition here ,
no falsehood'this ! 'sole blossom of suffering ,
a small , Invnlfd girl brought to a suf
fering people1 her dreams of Justice nnd
equality In those miracles. She was an
eternal hope , eternal consolation. In fact ,
all the historical "and social circumstances
seem to have emphasized the need of this
mystical flight of' fancy at the end of a
century of terrible and positive Inquiry ; and
that Is why3 Lourdes ' will endure perhaps
for a long tlmo 'in Its triumph , before It
becomes a niero legend , ono of the dead
religions , whoso powerful perfume has evap
orated. ! '
Ah , that ancient town of Lourdes ! that
peaceful and believing town , the only possi
ble cradle in which the legend might be
born ! And thus Plerro reconstructed it for
himself as hd looked around the great can
vas of the panonnria. That told all and was
the best object lesson that could bo Imagined.
The monotonous , stupid explications of the
employe were no longer heard the scene
spoke for Itself. First there was the grotto ,
the hole In the rocks on the edge of the Gave
a wild , dreary place ; with its wooded crags
and rolling stones , with no pathway marked
out and as yet nothing there , no ornamenta
tions , no monumental quays , no paths in
the English garden winding about , hedges
carefully trimmed , no nicely arranged grotto ,
deformed , enclosed by a grating ; above all ,
no shops for the sale of religious articles
that shop of simony that was the scandal of
all pious soula. The Virgin could not have
selected in a desert a moro charming spot
In which to reveal herself to the elect of
her heart the poor little girl whg walked
there in the dreamy reveries of her suffer
ing nights , picking up bits ot dead wood.
Then came the other side of the Gave , be
hind the rock of the castle , where ancient
Lourdes slept confident.
Another age was Invoked , a small town ,
with narrow streets paved with cobble
stones , its dark houses with the marble
facings , the old church , half Spanish , filled
with ancient sculptures , peopled with visions
of gold and painted flesh. Twice a day
there passed only the diligences from 6a-
gueres and Cauterets , going across to Lapaca
and then up the steep road ot the Hue Basse.
The spirit of this century had not breathed
on Its peaceful roofs , that sheltered a be
lated population , that remained chlldllkp , all
crowded In the narrow bands of a strong
religious discipline. No debauchery , but a
slow , secular commerce was sufficient for
the dally llfo ; a poor llfo , whoso rudeness
preserved all morals. And Pierre never un
derstood better than now how Bornadettc ,
born in that land of faith and honesty , had
flourished there as a natural rose , opened
out on the briars that lined the roadside.
"It Is very curious , " declared M. do Guer
salnt when the wcro once more In the street.
"I am not sorry to have seen It. "
Marie also laughed easily.
"Father , one would say they had been
there , would they not ? At times It seems
as though the peVsonages moved. Am ] how
charming slip is , Bornadetto , kneeling in
ecstasy , while the flame of the candle licks
her fingers without burning them ! "
"Let us see , " continued the architect ,
"Wo only have an hour more. Wo must
think about our purchases , If wo wish to
buy anything. Would you llko to look about
the shops ? Wo have promised Majestc to
glvo her the preference , only that does not
prevent us to flnd out about things a llttlo.
Holn , Pierre , what do you think ? "
"Of course , just as you like. " answered
the priest. "At any rate , wo will Willc on. "
So ho followed the young- girl nnd her
father , and came back on the Plateau do la
Merlasso. Ever Since1 ho had como out from
the panorama hVfelt a , most singular sensa
tion of being rnomoWhere else. U was as
though all at oheo Ti , had been carried from
ono town to tho'bthch centuries ahoad. Ho
had left the plaVie 'At ancloM Lourdes. the
sleepy solitude , rfflgm'tnted by the dead lights
of the reflectors1 ! 16 fall suddejilv Into the
now Lourdes , sh ' nlh& With light and noisy
with its crowds. ' -
Ton o'clock hVd Juit struck , and the ani
mation in tho' ° strets was oxlrhordlnary ,
the whole conq'6urSe'appearing to bo In a
hurry to finish tHerr purqhascs before break
fast so as to Have 'nothlng but their departure -
parturo to thltik 'about after they had
eaten The tn'oitaaftds ot pilgrims ot the
national pilgrimage , "Jin a final scurrying ,
overran the streets fond laid Beige to the
shops. One wffiild'Hhave ' thought It some
public fairing froinnho cries , the knocks ,
the rustling about 1m the midst of the un
interrupted rollfng T'tst ' of carriages. Many
wore laying In provisions for the Journey ,
and Invaded the open air booths whore
bread , ham and sausages wore sold. They
bought fruit , they bought wine ; baikets were
filled with bottles and greasy papers with
out end. An Itinerant vender , who pushed
his cheeses on a smalt wagon In front of
him , saw his wares carried oft as though
swept by a whirlwind. But the crowd
bought religious articles more than any
thing else , and other wandering merchant ? ,
who had push carts filled with statuettes
and holy prints , realized a shower of gold.
The customers In the actual shops stood In
line on the sidewalk , the women arrayed
in immense rosaries , and "held Holy Vlrglni
under their arms , .while . many carried cans
to bo filled with water from the miraculous
These cans , holding from ono1 to ten
quarts , were some ot them decorated with
blue pictures ot Our Lady of Lourdes , others
were pUIn , but all added to the cay aspect
of ( he masse , with tholr bright , new tins
strung out and the noise they made , dangling
either In the hand or held on the elbow.
The fever of selling , the pleasure of spend
ing , to go away with pockets protruding
with photographs and mcdils , changed this
overwrought crowd In the masses of n kir-
meis or fair , their overflowing appetltoi
lie I MI ; once satisfied.
On the Square do la Mertasso M. do
Guer alnt wan tempted far an Instant to
ro Into ono of the finest nnd most pntron'zcd
ot the shops , whose signboard bore In large
lotlcra these words , "Soublrons , Brother
to Bornadfitte. "
"Look ; suppose wo make our purchase
there ? It would' be more local , and our
little souvenirs would have a fresh Intcre t. "
Then ho passed on , faying that It Would
be better to look at everything first.
Plerro looked at the shop of llcrnadettc's
brother with n slight sensation at lila heart.
It distressed him to think ot the brother
felling that Holy Virgin Who had been seen
by the slater. But one had to live , nnd
ho wondered If the secrcss' family , side by
sldo with the resplendent golden basilica ,
made their living , for the competition was
so tremendous. If the pilgrims lett
millions behind them nt Lourdes , the mer
chants ot holy articles numbered more than
200 , without counting hotel keepers nnd
lodging house keepers , who took the largest
nliaro , so that the profits so sharply dis
cussed ended by being modlocro enough.
All along the street , to the right nnd left
of Bcnmdette's brother , wcro other shops ,
an Uninterrupted row ot shops , iqueexcd
ono against the other , occupying wooden
ihcds , u kind of gallery , constructed by the
town that yielded some 00,000 francs to lit
coffers. There were regular bazars , open
booths , lining the whole sidewalk and bar
ring the way of the pedestrian. For more
than 200 yards there was no other kind of
commerce a river ot rosaries medals , stat
uettes , pouring through the window panes
unceasingly. And the signs contained the
most reverend names In enormous letters
St. Itoch , St. Joseph , Jerusalem , the Im
maculate Virgin , the Sacred Heart of Mary
all that paradise contains to touch and at
tract the liciirts of the customers.
"By Jove ! " declared M. do Guersalnt , "I
think that It la about the same everywhere.
Let us go Into any chop. "
Ho had had enough of It. This Intermin
able line of booths was breaking his legs.
"But If you promised to buy up there , "
said Marie , who did not got at all tired , "It
will be best to go back again. "
"That's so. Let's go back to Majesto's. "
But oven at Iho Avenue do la Grotto the
shops began again. On botli sides they
pressed forward anew , and there was n mix
ture of Jewelers , venders ot novelties , sellers
of umbrellas as a religious article ; there was
oven a confectioner , who soIO boxes of pastes
made with water from Lourdes , whose covers
bore a picture of the Virgin. The show case
of n photographer fairly ran over with views
of the grotto and the basilica , portraits of
bishops , reverend fathers of every order ,
mixed with celebrated places In the neigh
boring mountains. A library posted the latest
Catholic works , volumes of titles of devotees
among books published on Lonrdcs for the
last twenty years , some of them having sold
with prodigious success , and which were
still much talked about. In tills great popu
lous street the crowd floated along In n
growing flood , the cans tinkled , and It was
all most joyous under the bright sun that
Hooded the street from ono end to the other.
The statuettes , the medals , the strings of
beads seemed unending ; ono bootli came after
another , and kilometers stretched away , fillIng -
Ing the streets of the entire town with the
same kind of bazar , selling the same arti
cles. In front of the Hotel des Apparitions
M. do Guersalnt hesitated once more.
"Then It Is decided we are to make our
purchases here ? "
"Why , certainly , " said Marie. "Look how
lovely the shop Is ! "
And she entered first Into the shop that
was In fact ona of the largest In the street ,
and occupied the ground floor ot the hotel
on the left sldo. M. de Guersalnt and Plene
Appollne , Mrs. Majeste's niece , who was
In charge of the sales , was standing upon a
step ladder , about taking out some holy
water basins to show a young man , a very
elegant looking stretcher bearer , who wore
most fetching yellow gaiters. She laughed
like a cooing dove , very charmingly with her
thick black hair , her superb black eyes set in
rather a square face , with straight forehead ,
large checks and thick red lips. Pierre
clearly saw the young man's hand on the
edge of her skirt , tickling ono of her logs
that seemed to be most willingly In that
position. But It was no more than the vision
ot a second. The young girl had already
Jumped lightly to the ground and was ask
"Then you do not think this kind of a holy
water basin will suit your aunt ? "
"No , no , " answered the litter bearer , as he
went off. "Get another sample. I am not
going before tomorrow , and I will come
As soon as Appollno know that Marie was
the miraculously cured girl ot whom Mme.
Majesto had been talking since the previous
day , she showed great Interest. She looked
at her with a gay smile , In which there was
a sort of surprise , a discreet credulity , as
though she experienced the suppressed mock
ery of n , beautiful woman , loose in her mor
als , in the presence of such tardy and child
like virginity. But the clever saleswoman
expressed herself In good natured words :
"Ah , miss , I shall bo so happy to sell any-
to you ; It was so beautiful , your miracle.
Come , now , the whole shop Is for you , to
choose from. We have the largest selec
Marie felt embarrassed.
"Thanks , thank you ; you are very kind.
We have only como to buy a few trifles. "
"If you will permit us , " said M. de Guer
salnt , "we will make our own selection. "
"Oh ! yes , sir ; that is the way ; choobe and
then we will see. "
Then as other customers entered Appollne
forgot about them and took up her part of
the pretty saleswoman with caressing voice ,
seductive gestures for men , above all , whom
she seldom allowed to go without filing their
pockets with purchases. M. de Guersalnt
had two francs left out of the louls that
Blanche , his eldest daughter , had slipped Into
his hand as he was leaving , to use for pocket
money , so his choice was very limited. But
Plerro declared that It would give him great
pan | unless ho were permitted to offer some
objects to his friends to take away from
Lourdcs. At any rate it was agreed that
a present for Blanche must bo selected first.
Then Mnrlo and her father might each choose
the souvenir that pleased them best.
. "Do not hurry us , " repented M. de Guer
salnt , very gayly. "Now , Marie , look well ;
what will give Blanche the greatest pleas
ure ? "
They all three looked , poked about and
searched. But their Indecision increased
as they passed from ono object to another.
The largo shop , with its counters , its show
cases , Its boxes that filled It from top to bottom
tom , was like a vast sea with innumerable
waves , an overflowing of every imaginable
religious article. There were rosaries ,
strings of beads all along the walls , heaps
of rosaries In drawers , as well as rosaries for
20 sous the dozen , and even rosaries ot per
fumed woods , of agate , of lapis , chains of
gold or silver , and some ot them , Immense ,
made to go twice around the waist or throat ,
wore formed of worked or carved beads as
long as nuts , separated by small skulls.
There were medals , n whole shower of
medals ; medals In boxfuls of every size and
material , the most humble as well as the
most precious ; some with diverse Inscrip
tions , representing the basilica , the grotto ,
the Immaculate Conception ; engraved ,
raised , enamelled , very choice or made by
tbo gross to suit all persons. There were
lioly virgins , small , large , In tin , In wood ,
In Ivory , but most in plaster , some of them
entirely white , others painted In vivid colors ,
reproducing Indefinitely the description given
jy Bcrnadotto ot the amiable face , the very
long veil , the blue scarf , the golden roses on
the feet , but with slight modifications with
each model , so as to guarantee the proprietor
ship ot the author.
There was n flood of other religious things ,
a hundred varieties of scapulars , a thousand
icgatlvcs of picture cards , line engraving * ,
chromo-llthographs In loud colors , that quite
Irowned a swarm ot little pictures that ware
colored , glided , varnished , surrounded by
roses or ornamented with paper lacn. There
was Jewelry , too rings , brooches and brace-
ets , ornamented with Mars and crosses , deco
rated with holy tracings. But Parisian
lilnga dominated over all that submerged
I1 ( > rcst pencil cases , purses , cigar holder * ,
mper weights , paper cutters , oven tobacco
: ases , and innumerable articles on which
night bo found reproduction * of the basilica ,
ho grotto and the Holy Virgin 'without end
and In every possible mumier. In one case
of articles for 00 centimes there wore heaped
ip , pell mell , napkin rliiK , egg dishes and
voodon plpeit. on all of which was carved
he apparition of Our Lady ot Lourdes In all
ter Binlles ,
( To Do Continued Next Sunday. )
COMPARED 10 SANDOW
A Professional Qontlomau Who is Conceded ti
to More Perfectly Mod led.
lie l < Well Known In Society inn ) HUH Itciin
tlin Suliji'i't of .Much I'lttoraliln Coin *
nu > iit llu\v Ho llriiiiiio Slroni ;
anil ( Inu'oful.
SAN FRANCISCO , Cal. , Juno. It 1ms been
a matter of remark over since Sandow
made his appenranco In ( he ring at Central
park with the lion Commodore , Unit liu tllil
not appear to the untutored cyo to bo quite
so "perfect" as ho hns been described.
Whilst Samlow claims that bis great mils ,
culnr development la due to his own system
of training , which It may be , a well known
physician pointed out the other day thai DID
muscles were not the only part of a man
which needed developing In order that he
might be considered perfect.
" 1 have a personal friend In my own pro
fession , " said this physician to a reporter n
few days ago , "whom 1 am certain Is a bet
ter Hpeclmcn of perfect manhood
than . Is the strong fellow. " The
reporter declined to believe the
statement , ami suggested that a comparison
be made. "My friend would never consent
to any such arrangement , for ho Is a scholar
anil a. distinguished gentleman , " was the
reply , "but , " he continued , "wo can BOO him
by a little strategy. "
It was then nrratiRed to Invite half a dozen
well known men athletes and medical men ,
as well as a representative of the press ,
to meet the gentleman who was said to bo
so near "a perfect man. " "Mind you , "
said the doctor , "I mean mentally and
morally as well as physically , and I assert
that his mentality and morality arc as well
developed as his physical nature. "
Last Saturday the selected coterie Joined
In a social game of whist , and It was left
to the noted physician spoken of above to
Introduce his friend In his own way. The
game had not proceeded far when there was
a sharp wrap at the door , followed by the
intrusion of a head.
"Doctor , there Is a man seriously hurt
outside , " said the voice. The doctor has
tened to the scene of the accident and the
game was suspended to await his return.
Presently a stretcher came in carried by
four men and followed by the doctor.
"Excuse me , gentlemen , " lie said , "but
this man Is seriously hurt and must be at
tended to at once. " Then saying ho wanted
to consult another physician he rang for a
messenger boy and dispatched him with an
urgent note. No sooner had the boy gone
than the inlurcd mnn was taken up stairs
by the stretcher men. "Now , " said the
doctor , "my perfect nun will come In re
sponse to my note. "
In a few moments the door opened and a
gentleman Just about six feet tall , with
dignified bearing and a most graceful car
riage , entered. Ills quiet but handsome face
bore a slight trace of surprise as he viewed
the company , but recognising a couple of
the members of the little party ho hhcok
hands with them heartily. Ills frame was
massive to a degree , but his step was light ,
his broad shoulders showed not the slightest
sign of stoop , and his face was allamo with
the glow of perfect health.
"I wanted to consult you about a case
which has Just been brought here. " said his
friend , and with wonderful Ingenuity ho com
pelled the stranger to move every part of Ills
body whilst explaining the accident. It
could plainly be seen how perfectly all the
muscles of the dark bearded stranger wore
developed , and ho talked so readily and
clearly about the case that the rapidity
with which he , had grasped the details
amazed every one. He was evidently mas
ter of bis profession , and the other medical
man spoke with an air of defeinnce to Ills
opinion , which showed that ho knew ho was
consulting a superior.
The conference came to an end In half an
hour Or so , nnil the stranger retired as
quietly as ho hod coinei
"What Is your verdict , gentlemen ? " said
the doctor who had brought about the meet-
Ing. It was unanimously agreed that the
stranger was a learned , polished gentleman ,
and that his physical development was as
perfect as could be.
"Hut who Is ho ? " said the newspaper man.
"That , sir , Is the chief consulting physician
of that great white building , "The Hudson
Medical Institute , " 1032 Market street. IIo
Is one of the cleverest men of San Fran
cisco , California. Ho Is the discoverer of
'Tho Great Hudyan , ' that grand specific for
nervous debility , Impaired manhood , etc. ,
the cures by the means of which have as
tonished the civilized world. "
"But has this 'Orcat Hudyan' done so much
as Is claimed for It ? ' asked the scribe.
"You should drop In thereor write them
for testimonials and you will see , " was the
reply. They will send you a batch which
will surprise you , covering every kind of
weakness and debility. "
The game of whist was resumed , the gen
eral verdict being unqualifiedly "Superior to
IMl'IEl fKH. I
Dr. B. nenjamln Andrews , president of
Hrown university , a delegate to the Brus
sels monetary conference and a well known
writer on social , economic and religious sub
jects , has never been accused of being a
ilandy , and he delights In doing Just such
thlnss as Is told herewith. The home dele-
Ration to the big Baptist anniversaries nt
Saratoga linvo got back , and they know
something funny. The Providence News re
lates what It Is : As the Baptist train en-
route swung by a little btalion
up In York state , the eagle-eyed oper
ator discovered the figure of a man
ntowed away on the rear platform , hat
pulled down over his eyes , safe from view
and everything else except the curling dust ,
and flying pebbles. So the operator wired
ahead to the next station as follows : "Look
out for tramp on No. EC , icar platform.
Jones. " The operator at the next station
promptly pulled up the train , and the con
ductor went to the rear to Investigate.
Tlioro was the man a big , broad-shouldered
fellow , his hat pulled down over his eyes ,
covered with duct , and so generally rough
and tough looking that the conductor didn't
hanker after a tackle. So he sent for the
brakeman. What followed IB Indicated by
the dispatch which Operator Jones at the
back station received n few minutes afUr
from his brother operator. Hero It Is :
"Tramp all right , doing to the Uaptlst con
vention with a ticket. Takes his water
straight , and Is president of nrown uni
An accidental Juxtaposition of facts , says
Printers Ink , resulted In the appearance of
n laughable paragraph In a recent ittsuo of ,
the Brooklyn Times under the heading of
church news : "Tho Hev. Dr. Crowdcr of
Rockvlllo Center Methodist Episcopal church .
SEVEN SHADES , |
nil rich , nnturnl color * , nro pioiluccd liy the Iin- I
perlnl HullItCKcneiator. . The culms nn ; runt and
washable , but will nut Htaln thu cal [ > .
restores uray Imlr to Its natural color nnil ulvos
color nnil vitality to hair spoil" ! hy blenching.
Mustache , beard , eyehinns nnil pyi'lnshfH iniy be
colored with It. It la perfectly clean. Send tar
flue book about It.
iMi'iitivi : , CHKUICAI. aim. < : < > , ,
292 FIFTH AVE. , N. Y ,
Bold by Sherman & Mcl'omioll. ' 1513 Dodge
Ktruot. Ointilin , Noli
I will oxclmniro puiplls tomorrow morning
with the Hev. Mr. Hudson of the Baptl t
church , in the evening Dr. CroWdor will
occupy his own pulpit , taking tor his subject ,
'Behold , I Hnvo Played the Fool.1 "
The Nov. II. H. llnwcla has bcon scotdlnjj
Ills congretntlon for their meanness In nilliiK
the contribution plate with coppers , throe-
penny pieces , mid oven less valuable offer-
Ings. "My stock of buttons. " said the clergy
man , sarcastically , "Is complete , nnd I prefer
to buy my own lozenges. "
"Mary Jane , " said the rector , solemnly ,
"the steak Is cooked to n crisp ami the pota
toes are raw. you have left undone the
things that ought to bo done , and reeked too
done the things' that ought not to be done. "
Hov. Mr. Harps ( solcmnly ) And the
wicked shall be cast Into the lake of torment
where the worm dleth not nnd the lire Is
not quenched. Alkali Ike ( appreciatively )
That must be hell.
( ' .Mil' J A" 77.1/K.
15. N. Wood In Atltntn Constitution.
Camp ineetln' tlme'H u-comlit' an' tna
Will help the pious prcnchcr In his light
with Hliiful Nick
An' soon thu Hhouter'a music will bo
rlngln1 full nn1 free ,
AH thu Ktory of salvation Is told ti > you
nit' me !
Camp moellir UIUO'B ii-cotnln' the nrbor'a
cool an' croon ,
The vines tliut olnmlior round It make a
tnigrnnt , welcome Hurocn
An' 'noutli It , In the shadows , where the
uoollu lirceaps flnnt , f
Kclio noon will catch up mi' illng back the ? '
inuslo a note !
Camp inpctln1 time's n-comln1 It makes my >
RI | < | heart fool
Old tlmo religion's good enough , nt na
tures foul to kneel ;
An'liile tbo birds nre slnghi' In the irlo-
rloiia , gunny air
You can tnKi- jour load of troubles , nn'
leave your huuk-ii llieio !
Another of the famous "Souls" of London
has married , Miss Violet Maxso , who has
lately become Lady Cecil. The llt riry
tastes of the bride were hinted at by the
largo number of books to bo found among
her wedding gifts and by the presence nl her
bridal of such distinguished writers as Mrs.
Humphry Want , Mr. George Meredith and
Mr. Oscar Wilde.
lint n Iho town tlml' rnplclly liocaialnff
Von don't bellova lit Th n Int un lil ( roil
our l'.iniph'otFrluo ' J.lft.nml Vint. They will
chow sou that n ii 'l ' IUTIIIT iicoplo Bhrmvil.
lirtaht mem , lee tlim'intiroo with jou. I hey
know that _ _ .
Edgcmont , S. D.
Can't lulu IHIIKIOW that IMwmont rnnlo'tato
' ii't In Ip lint nilvancnj llrlt I'.ilKomont In-
xi'tovit cim'l liflu luit niciko monoj und tlioy
Lots 8100 nnil upwards l.o r monthly pay-
The ndKcntunt Company , Omaha , Neb.
CURS social ,
TREATMENT BY HAH. CONSULTATION FRil ,
Cnt.irrhAll Dlsoasoa of the NOSD ,
Throat. Chca' , Stomach , Llvor. Blood
Skit ) and ICklnoy Diseases , Lost
Manhood and ALL PRIVATE DIS
EASES OF NIEN.
Call on or address ,
Hr ' 1 < 11 < ( FAUNAn ST
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VI , otidlltta A obiintb
, IMI.VIIA , MCIJ.
Perform at 3:20 : , 4:30 : , 9 and 10 p. m. today at
( From U. S. Journal o/MalMne. )
Prof. W. I l.rcckrwho mnkcs a specialty of Epilepsy ,
lias ultlioiit doubt treated and c rod inorncnscatlinn
iiny living Physician ; hi'inicccsslinstoiililiiii ) ; . We
lie imblislH anMiliinblouorl ; on this ( litcascwlilcli lit
fcntls Itli a larj-o bottle of Ills absolute cure , free tc
nny sufferer who limy H'nd their I'.O , nnd ICTprcss ail-
dress.'e nil\ Iso nnyiino wKliIng a cure to nddrcsj ,
Prof.V. . II. 1'EKKE. F.U..4 Cedar SU.Kc > y YorJi
RnlonilM curotlro nairnl for Nervous or Slit
Ilemluch" , llruin lUtuukllnn , ftlecnld&MiK i ,
.Riucl.il . ur Konurnl NeurnlMln. ulno ro.'Itttsu
iimtHm , Ooilt , Kltinnj IHmrapn , Acl'l ! > /
lieimii , An inl . yVntMuta tar Aicoliofla
i.nil otlior cicues. I'rlcu.PJ , Mlnul Wceiitx
7 THE ARNOLD CHEMICAL CO.
Id S. IVcslsm/'v-nnrt ' ,
For sale by all driiEgglsti , Omaha.
Teeth Without Plates.
Cold crown nnd hrldco
truth , $0 pi > r tooth :
painless lllllii'4. Alloy
, ind Hllvei fillings , $1 ;
iiii D gold , $ 'J nnd up.
le.iutlriil full but arti
ficial tenth J5.00 , Kit KHiiraiileotl.
BAILEY , Doutlat
3d llo r 1'nx'nn llll < , loth nnd Karnam
Tel. 1(185. ( I.ady ultnndanU ( Jornian spiiU
Use OrBalloy's Tooth Powtlor-
EXACT SIZE PERFECTS
THE MERCANTILE IS THE FAVORITE TEN CENT CIGAR ,
onle bt nil First Olnss Dealers. Manufactured hy ttio
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Factory No , 'Ml , St Louis , Ma.
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